I would appreciate any comments about the fact that there were so many "tavern
keepers" listed in the revision lists. I found many "tavern keepers" in my
grandfather's birth place (Salakas, Lithuania). Why were there so many taverns?
Was alcohol served? Were these restaurants? Who had money to go to such places?
Did our Jewish ancestors frequent these taverns?
There is a good short account in "The Jewish Tavern-Keeper and his Tavern in
Nineteenth-Century Polish Literature," by Magdalena Opalski